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Laurel's been using the phrase "my sister" regularly. It doesn't make sense to me until today, since she's an only child and I don't think she bonded that closely with the nerdsprout (Vogon's daughter).

[drum roll please]

While I was waking up from a nap this afternoon, she came into the bedroom and said "My sister!" to the cat.

I'm pleased she understands that Biko is a girl, but I'm not sure how to explain to people that the sister she refers to is a cat.


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Dec. 4th, 2004 07:53 pm (UTC)
hahah that's great.
Dec. 4th, 2004 09:09 pm (UTC)
I used to out-argue adults who tried to tell me that my dog wasn't my big brother.
Dec. 9th, 2004 08:22 pm (UTC)
I'm not surprised.

Out of curiosity, did you have eye or hair/fur color in common? One of Laurel's points is that she and Biko both have blue eyes.
Dec. 5th, 2004 07:15 am (UTC)
Yay for the next generation of cat-lovers! I seem to recall growing up thinking that I would get a tail like a cat at puberty.
Dec. 9th, 2004 08:44 pm (UTC)
I would have died of happiness if I'd gotten a tail instead of menarche. Heck, I'd happily trade for a tail if I could.

I have to remember to pick up a fake fur remnant sometime to make Laurel a tail she can wear with her cat ear headbands.

Dec. 6th, 2004 12:43 pm (UTC)
Did I mention that she probably does that because I keep telling her, "Biko is a person, too, just like you are and she has feelings, too. So, you can't pull her tail because it hurts."

At first she said, "She can't be a person because she has 4 legs and we have two." (A remarkable observation, I think). I replied, "Just because she's different that doesn't make her less of a person. She still has feelings just like you do."

Perhaps when talking to Lala you should refer to Biko as "Your furry sister." That should confuse people well enough, don't ya think? LOL
Dec. 9th, 2004 08:50 pm (UTC)
Good idea. I call her my furry baby, so it's a perfectly logical jump to call her Laurel's furry sister. (Every time I call her Lala, she gets indignant and informs me her name is Laurel.)
Dec. 9th, 2004 09:23 pm (UTC)
Well, that completes the explanation; Laurel hears you referring to Biko as your baby, she hears me saying that Biko's a person and knows that Biko is a girl. It makes perfect sense she'd call her "Furry Sister." In fact, with all of those details beside one another, I'd be surprised if Laurel didn't call Biko that!
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